Sunday, October 09, 2011

Candid Photos: Stevie Nicks Arriving at The Fillmore San Francisco...

STEVIE NICKS  on TwitpicStevieeeee going into the fillmore @_SoSueMe_ @JadeInTheMoon ... on Twitpic
Stevie Nicks arriving at The Fillmore in San Francisco Sunday night for the 2nd show of her 2 night stint at The Fillmore... This is huge for Stevie fans seeing her in such an intimate venue... Fans have been waiting in line since the early morning in order to secure their position at the front of the house... particularly these girls who took the photos... They've been in line since the sun came up. Dedication I tell you!  Pays off when this happens!

Photos by: @JadeInTheMoon, @_SoSueMe_ & @Ashleyglynn

Review: Lindsey Buckingham Clearwater, FL

Lindsey Buckingham at the Capitol Theatre, Clearwater 
The Fleetwood Mac singer-guitarist woos an appreciative crowd with tasteful ease.

"It was the night's early, stripped-down readings that gave the clearest insight into the eerie genius that festers inside the brain of Buckingham"

Some believe the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It's an adage that's proven time and again when a band member with an inflated ego decides to take center stage and fly solo into his or her own career path. More often than not, the results are disappointing and unspectacular. But Lindsey Buckingham obviously doesn't subscribe to that maxim. The guitar virtuoso who has served as an integral part of Fleetwood Mac, arguably one of the hugest and most successful bands of the rock era, has no qualms about breaking away from the enormous Mac machine and basking in the spotlight to show off his many solo talents. A small but passionate crowd of 437 tightly-packed bodies at Clearwater's cozy Capitol Theatre was treated to an intimate evening with Buckingham on Wednesday night and, it's safe to say, it was an evening anyone in attendance won't soon forget. 

$20 to see Lindsey Buckingham at Celebrity Theatre on Oct. 12 Phoenix - $55 value for $20!

$20 per ticket to the Lindsey Buckingham concert at Celebrity Theatre 
Phoenix , AZ - October, 12th 
$55 value for $20!

The Deal
Promotion Expires: October 12, 2011

  • May purchase multiples.
  • Valid for concert on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 8:00 PM.
  • Tickets valid for rows 14-25.
  • May redeem certificate beginning Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 at the Celebrity Theatre box office.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discounts.
  • Includes tax and fees.

WIN Stevie Nicks Tickets + Chance Meet & Greet with Dave Stewart in Australia

'The Holden Rocktober Legends of Rock'
Week Two: Monday, 10th of October - Friday, 14th of October, 2011  

Tune in to Kim & Dave at Heart 107.3 Hobart from 5.30am for your chance to WIN a Rock Experience too see Stevie Nicks LIVE on Saturday, 19th of November. 

See Stevie Nicks LIVE in concert performing Fleetwood Mac's greatest plus her solo hits! You'll also be treated with performances by special guests, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics and Brian McFadden. PLUS: A meet and greet with Dave Stewart, accommodation at the fabulous Olsen Hotel, return airfares and limo transfers for you and a mate. You'll also receive a signed Stevie Nicks poster and album. 

For more info about show tickets, check out 

Week Two – Major Prize 2 (STEVIE NICKS) 

  • 2 x VIP seats to see Stevie Nicks live in concert on Saturday 19 November, 2011. ($165 per ticket)  (Venue: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne) $330.00.
  • 1 x nights accommodation for two people in a standard room at the Olsen (5 star rating) $239.00.
  • Return economy flights for two people departing closest capital city $610.00. 
  • 1 x Meet and Greet with Dave Stewart - This is a money can't buy experience, which cannot have a value attributed.
  • 1 x signed Stevie Nicks poster $200.00.
  • 1 x Stevie Nicks album $30.00.
  • Return limo transfers for two people to and from the airport $471.00.
  • Total Prize Value (Prize 2): $1880.00.

Friday, October 07, 2011


Oct 6th Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The guitar master/rebel of one of rock’s most popular bands of the past 40 years is still going his own way. Since returning to his solo career in 2006 after a 14-year hiatus, he’s released three albums, including this year’s “Seeds We Sow.” It’s Buckingham’s first self-released album and maintains his standing as one of pop’s greatest craftsmen, and as a longtime critical favorite. “Unencumbered by the commercial and ego demands in [Fleetwood] Mac,” writes the Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot in a review of the album, “Buckingham affirms his talent for turning eccentricity into twisted pop songs.”

Live tonight Oct 7th at 8 p.m. at Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E.

Tickets $45-$95.  Available at Ticketmaster or by calling 404- 733-5000.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

INTERVIEW: MICK FLEETWOOD on ZZ Top, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and what's delaying Fleetwood Mac

In Stores October 11th - iTunes

Mick Fleetwood interviewed by Jeb Wright for Classic Rock Revisted... Mick speaks extensively about the recording of the ZZ Top Tribute album who the band the M.O.B. is and why they formed to record “Sharp Dressed Man.” Fleetwood also reveals his passion for the blues and his desire to get back on the road with his band, Fleetwood Mac in 2012.

The full interview can be found at Classicrockrevisted

(interesting Fleetwood Mac exerpt from the interview)

Is Fleetwood Mac going to tour again? Are you just talking a break?

Mick: We are definitely taking a break and it’s a longer break than any of us anticipated. When we last came off the road we were planning to take 18 months off and get back and do it again.

We knew Stevie was going to make an album, which got delayed. We are really waiting on Stevie, to tell you the truth. We were supposed to go out this year and now we are hovering around what is going to take place next year. The reason I said, “hovering around” is because about six months ago I would have said that we are going out next year, but the truth of the matter is that Stevie is still out on the road promoting her album, which I played on, I might add, as did Lindsey.

I really don’t know what is going to happen because we’re in a holding pattern. We keep thinking her tour is ending and we can’t really talk about Fleetwood Mac until her tour actually does stop. We are somewhat beholden to Stevie. The need, desire and want to do it is definitely there.

Fleetwood Mac is a funny old machine. It’s certainly not about not going out because of fear and loathing and complete disfuntionality. At this point in our careers, and life, knowing that there are so many components, makes it difficult. I would imagine when Keith Richards and Mick Jagger want to go out as the Stones then they go, “Okay, we are going out” and Charlie and the rest just tag along. Our two front people, Stevie and Lindsey, both have albums out and are touring. Lindsey probably wouldn’t have done that if Stevie hadn’t been doing what she is doing. You get that three steps forward and four steps back sort of thing happening. We are used to it.

So we will see Fleetwood Mac again.

Mick: I can tell you that I don’t think you’ve seen the last of Fleetwood Mac. There were days when I would say we all loathed each other and that Stevie and Lindsey won’t talk to each other, but it is nothing to with that now. It is just circumstance, really. We are keeping the flag flying of what I call the worst run rock n’ roll franchise in the business. We certainly can’t be accused of greed because of how we have done it. We could have probably made thirty thousand times more money than we have, but that’s Fleetwood Mac. We do what we do, how we do it and I suppose that has a certain amount of class to it.

In the past, I’ve interviewed the man who produced your breakthrough self-titled album, Keith Olsen…

Mick: I made the decision, but if he hadn’t played the tape of the album that he made with Buckingham Nicks for me when I wandered into Sound City... Keith happened to be in the room and he said, “Let me play something for you that I made right here in this room.” I said, “Okay, I’ll check it out.” That is how Stevie and Lindsey joined the band.

Last one: You used Olsen on the self-titled album and it was a huge hit, so I have always wondered why you didn’t use him for Rumours?

Mick: Actually, it was something that I had no idea about. It was really a Lindsey and Stevie dynamic. When I met Keith, and I saw the vision of Lindsey and Stevie being in Fleetwood Mac, and then it all came to be, I thought the natural fit would be Keith. I figured they knew Keith and that they must really work well together – and they did but not to the extent that I thought. In truth, Stevie and Lindsey were going to move on. I do not believe that Keith was going to make the next Buckingham Nicks album.

It worked out great, and what came out of it was the desire not to go that route again. Richard Dashut, who worked with Stevie and Lindsey, and then made countless albums, producing andengineering us, became part of the team.  Richard was, I believe, with Lindsey, and Lindsey wanted to be more in control. He is so talented, and creatively overpowering, that I think his vision was to make a Buckingham Nicks album with Richard producing it.  When they joined the band, it all just melted away. Keith went on to have huge success, and I mean huge success, in the industry. He probably made a lot more money than he would have with Fleetwood Mac.

Review: Clearwater, FL "For all the smallness of the show, Lindsey Buckingham wasn't afraid to go arena-style"

Lindsey Buckingham fills small Capitol Theatre with huge tunes and guitar-picking talent 

CLEARWATER — There was a moment Wednesday, during Fleetwood Mac's sour-patch Big Love, when it looked as if Lindsey Buckingham had 13 fingers. So fast, so passionate was his picking, the fretboard was covered in digits, like a blurry special effect from the Six Million Dollar Man.

But alas, like any mortal dude — or, for that matter, rock god — the 62-year-old sports 10 fingers, and such was the intimacy of the venue, every one of the 437 fans in the sold-out crowd were close enough to count for themselves...

Continue to the full review at
By Sean Daly, Times Pop Music Critic

Review: Lindsey Buckingham Jackson, FL + Upcoming Phoenix & Houston Shows

The complete Lindsey Buckingham concert experience: 
Jacksonville, FL. October 3rd

Monday evening found the talented guitarist in fine form and voice throughout the one hour and 45 minute near-capacity concert.  He performed 19 songs in a setlist that has remained virtually unchanged since his debut show last month. 

Wearing his customary black leather jacket, black T-shirt, and dark blue-jeans, Buckingham entered the stage alone to much applause.  Perhaps taking him aback, the audience swiftly began singing “Happy Birthday” to the singer, as Monday (October 3rd) was his 62nd birthday.  He didn’t say anything, instead placing his hands together in a thankful gesture.

Embracing his inner indie self, Buckingham courageously played six of the 11 songs off Seeds We Sow.  For artists from his generation, that is virtually unheard of, unless you’re Bob Dylan.  Although a few fans took bathroom breaks, the majority seemed to enjoy hearing these songs.

He also played one from 2008’s Gift of Screws, two from Under the Skin, two from Out of the Cradle, the title cut from Go Insane, and “Trouble” from his first solo record. 

Lindsey Buckingham Live in Durham, NC October 1, 2011
Photos by Melissa Loflin

Lindsey Buckingham is scheduled to perform Sunday, October 9th, at Verizon Wireless Theater, Houston.

Fleetwood Mac's Buckingham began his solo career with 1981's Law and Order, led by the gorgeous single "Trouble" and full of the sort of candied eccentricity that marked his rococo triumphs on the Mac's Tusk. Another highlight is 1992's Out Of the Cradle, whose prodigious melodies and harmonies largely overcome some of L.A.'s blandest tones. Buckingham's new album, Seeds We Sow, displays some of his questionable tendencies — vocals that can rival Darth Vader for breathiness, drum programming that makes one pine for Mick Fleetwood, some overwrought lyrics — but comes through with lovely Beach Man choruses like that on "When She Comes Down," a cool cover of the Stones' "She Smiled Sweetly" and lots of impressive finger-picked guitar. The emphasis will very much be on solo material, but quite likely you'll hear "Go Your Own Way," "Tusk" and a few other Fleetwood Mac favorites.

By Dylan Hicks

Lindsey Buckingham is scheduled to perform Wednesday, October 12, at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix.

Lindsey Buckingham was always the most punk of the soft-rockers. Never mind his following up Fleetwood Mac's Rumours with the weird-as-hell Tusk, recording vocals in the bathroom and trying to get Talking Heads with a marching band on the title track; even his Fleetwood hits are models of stripped-down intensity. "Go Your Own Way" is a driving rocker at its core, and "The Chain" achieves a creeping tension early Cure records would kill for. Buckingham's latest, Seeds We Sow, follows two late-career triumphs, 2006's Under the Skin and 2008's Gift of Screws. Like those records, the album features Buckingham's dexterous guitar work in the forefront, but never sacrifices soul in the face of showiness. Nothing is quite as paranoid or thrilling as his first solo outings, Law and Order and Go Insane, but the songs are warm and immediate, suggesting that Buckingham has balanced the unease that has defined so much of his work with a little hard-earned contentment.

By Jason P. Woodbury

Photos: Lindsey Buckingham at The Capitol Theatre Clearwater, FL Oct 5th

Photos by Mark Weaver

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

"For What It's Worth" not lookin' too good on the charts!

Stevie's latest single "For What It's Worth" isn't looking too good at the moment on the AC Charts... In it's 3rd week on the chart (Billboard Magazine issue October 15th) the single has dropped to # 29 after debuting at # 25 and dropping to # 26 the second week.  This was to be expected as there have been virtually no radio stations in the US in the month of September picking up the track for play... Too bad, it's a great track!

I'd suggest getting another single out there to radio, but at this late stage in the fall and with AC radio's slow building pattern, by the time anything begins to gain some traction it'll be Christmas and the onslot of holiday tunes on radio will be relentless... Remember what happened in the fall of 2003 when Thrown Down and Steal Your Heart Away were released from Say You Will?... Not a lot!  Both radio singles were lost in the holiday shuffle... 

Will Fleetwood Mac Tour in 2012? Lindsey says no, Stevie Nicks is having too much fun!

Fleetwood Mac fans might want to hold off on plans to celebrate a 2012 tour and new album from the legendary band. Although various news reports have claimed the band mates will make music together in 2012, Lindsey Buckingham says now that may well not be the case.

“If I knew the real story, believe me, I would tell you. I wish I could. I would like to know what I’m doing next year,” the guitarist tells Ultimate Classic Rock. “If you had asked me two months ago, I would have said ‘Absolutely.’ Now I’m not sure.”

One reason, said Buckingham, is that vocalist Stevie Nicks is enjoying the success of her just-released solo album ‘In Your Dreams’ which has been critically lauded as her best music in a decade. In addition, Buckingham said his own schedule is uncertain. He is currently touring behind his just-released solo album ‘Seeds We Sow.’

“There may be another leg of [my solo tour] this year. That remains to be seen,” he said. “Stevie is doing a lot of different things. She is having fun [touring and supporting] this album. I don’t begrudge her that. She enjoyed the process of recording it, and I don’t she had a good process of [recording an] album in a long, long time…”

Yet Buckingham is clear that he expects to work with Fleetwood Mac again, even if it is not as soon as next year.

“Yes, Fleetwood Mac will do something in the future,” he said, adding he expects to work solely with Nicks again, too, although there are no concrete plans for that either. “There’s just nothing on the books right now…This is a time for me to take stock all of the things I’ve done in my life, all the people I’ve been down the road with, and all the things I’ve experienced…and just appreciate them. When you revisit them, you want all of these things to be in a place where they have dignity.”

Photos: Lindsey Buckingham performing live at the Sunrise Theatre 10/4/11